The Day Texas Joined The Confederacy

Texas ratified the Confederate constitution on March 23, 1861 and officially joined the Confederacy.

How many thousands of lives would have been spared if Texans had followed the lead of Sam Houston and a few others and charted a separate and sovereign course after seceding from the United States?  But the blood ties with their southern brethren were too strong and emotionally charged to allow for a restoration of the Republic.

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